Greg Prichard

Greg Prichard

Greg Prichard is a Senior Sports Reporter for The Sydney Morning Herald

Slater almost certain to miss decider

Greg Prichard and Steve Mascord WHATEVER faint hope there was of Billy Slater recovering in time to play for Queensland in the State of Origin decider appears to be gone, judging by Melbourne coach Craig Bellamy's comments after...

Decision pending for Origin III referees but panel wants stability

Rugby League St George Illawarra Dragons v Wests Tigers  Tigers Robbie Farah  talks to referee Tony Archer at Win Jubilee Oval. Friday March 16th 2012.Pictures Steve Christo SMH Sport/News

Greg Prichard REFEREES Tony Archer and Ben Cummins and video referee Steve Clark appear likely to remain in charge for what is arguably the biggest game in State of Origin history.

Des a Dogs decade man in the making

Bulldogs Coach Des Hasler presents a cheque to Camp Quality at Belmore Oval. SMH Sport. 16 May 2012. Photo by Simon Alekna.

Greg Prichard CANTERBURY's management are so impressed by the manner in which coach Des Hasler has adjusted to life at his new club that they can easily see him there for at least a decade.

Bowen in box seat as Mal shies away from shifting Inglis to fullback

Matt Bowen

Greg Prichard QUEENSLAND coach Mal Meninga has admitted his concern that moving Greg Inglis from centre to fullback would weaken one of his team's strongest areas - and at the same time declared his delight with...

League

Bowen is favoured as No.1 pick for fullback

Adrian Proszenko, Greg Prichard Matt Bowen is poised to receive a shock recall to the Origin arena for the deciding game at Suncorp Stadium.

Inglis joins team to help indigenous youngsters score in academia

Inglis

Greg Prichard Greg Inglis says there is a surefire way to prevent the growing hype surrounding his South Sydney team from bringing it undone.

Meninga interested in Kasiano, but not for Origin decider

Sam Kasiano

Greg Prichard QUEENSLAND coach Mal Meninga says he doesn't intend picking Sam Kasiano for State of Origin III.

Rugby League

Bowen firming as favourite to replace Slater

Matthew Bowen

Adrian Proszenko and Greg Prichard MATT BOWEN is poised to receive a shock recall to the Origin arena for the deciding game at Suncorp Stadium.

Commission chief backs Kasiano for Queensland

Sam Kasiano

Greg Prichard ARL Commission chairman John Grant says that if Sam Kasiano is qualified to play State of Origin for Queensland, then he has every right to play it - and that if the New Zealand Rugby League wants to...

Lewis wants to lead again, but Penrith captaincy can take back seat if needed

Luke Lewis

Greg Prichard LUKE LEWIS has decided he wants the Penrith captaincy back when the State of Origin series is over - but won't have any problem if Kevin Kingston remains in charge.

Hot Dogs for sale

Hasler

Greg Prichard THE conspiracy theorists, many of whom may be just plain jealous of Canterbury's resurgence under new coach Des Hasler, have been wondering aloud: How can the Bulldogs keep going after star players...

Roosters keep minds on job as Tigers fightback falls just short

Braith Anasta gets a pass away.

Greg Prichard At the end of a tragic day for Wests Tigers captain Robbie Farah and his family, his team still had to play a football game..

Parra keep faith with slow starter Sandow

Parramatta Eels v Canterbury Bulldogs, round 9 2012, Picture: Chris De JongChris Sandow on the bench

Greg Prichard EELS coach Stephen Kearney and his main playmaker, Chris Sandow, are still breaking new ground in their working relationship.

Eels facing D-Day to retain Hayne

MUDGEE, AUSTRALIA - APRIL 21:  Jarryd Hayne looks on during the Country Origin training session at Glen Willow Sports Complex on April 21, 2012 in Mudgee, Australia.  (Photo by Mark Kolbe/Getty Images)

Greg Prichard PARRAMATTA face the prospect of being caught in the crossfire of rival offers for superstar Jarryd Hayne if they don't re-sign him over the next few months.

Queensland mull options as Slater is all but ruled out

Billy Slater

Greg Prichard GREG INGLIS, Ben Barba, Matt Bowen and Darius Boyd are all in contention to replace Billy Slater as Queensland fullback for State of Origin III after Slater received bad news on the medical front...

Talking points

Five things we learnt from last night's game

Carney

Greg Prichard The talking points from Origin II.

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ANALYSIS

Farah's got what it takes, regardless of whether NSW can break drought

Greg Prichard dinkus

Greg Prichard The great thing about rugby league is that it keeps offering second chances. If you keep working hard and hanging in there, you can get the opportunity to make up for past disappointments.

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Ricky gets personal to put Carney at ease

Todd Carney

Greg Prichard, Dominic Bossi TODD CARNEY said a lunchtime chat yesterday with NSW coach Ricky Stuart - in which they talked about life, rather than football - put him in the right frame of mind to begin making his mark on State...

Outcast grabs second chance

Greg Prichard The great thing about rugby league is that it keeps offering second chances. If you keep working hard and hanging in there, you can get the opportunity to make up for past disappointments.

State of Origin

Harrigan backs refs to stay cool in battle

Bill Harrigan

Greg Prichard BILL HARRIGAN says he and fellow referees' boss Stuart Raper have not felt compelled to warn tonight's Origin whistle-blowers to ignore what has been reported in the media leading into the game or to...